Chanteur Rock 'n' Roll US né Harold Rustigian, le 15 Octobre 1926 à Sanger (Californie). Russ Regan a debuté comme compositeur et producteur. Il a aussi enregistré sous le nom de Davey Summers. Il a été président du 20th Century  Records. Russ Regan est mort le 27 Mai 2018 à Palm Springs (Californie)

US Rock 'n' Roll singer born Harold Rustigan. He started his career in the 1950s as a composer and record producer. His first notable hit was a 1959 Christmas novelty song inspired by "The Chipmunk Song" titled "The Happy Reindeer" by Dancer, Prancer and Nervous (#34, pop) issued by Capitol Records.In the early 1960s, Regan recorded "Joan of Love", backed with "Adults Only", which was released under the name Russ Regan. He also recorded "Calling All Cars" under the name Davey Summers for Warner Brothers with producer Sonny Bono. In the mid-1960s, he was drafted in to help form a musical direction for Warner Brothers' fledgling pop/soul music subsidiary, Loma Records.
Regan started in record promotion with Motown in the early years of the company. His first project there was the company's first Billboard Hot 100 number one record, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes in 1961. He would go on to promote songs by the likes of The Supremes, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and Marvin Gaye. He suggested the name of The Beach Boys when a Los Angeles group called The Pendletones had just recorded a song called "Surfin'". He also helped Frank Sinatra record his #4 hit, "That's Life" in 1966. He struck a deal with Jimmy Miller Productions when Miller left The Rolling Stones which resulted in albums from B.B.King, Henry Gross, Bobby Whitlock, and others.Regan also signed Ambrosia and Harriet Schock to 20th Century Records.
Russ Regan played a major role in the careers of a number of recording artists as he headed up labels such as Uni, 20th Century & Polygram Records. Dozens of recording artists, including Elton John, Neil Diamond, Barry White, Olivia Newton-John and The Beach Boys had Regan to thank for opening the doors for their success. One of his most surprising successes while at university was South African trumpeter Hugh Masakela's "Grazing In The Grass" in 1968, which sold over a million and reached the top spot in the Billboard pop chart.
While President of 20th Century Records, Regan was inspired from a dream to create the movie All This and World War II which saw Fox News Footage from WWII backed with various artists singing Beatles songs.[citation needed] The movie was never released on video, and remains in the vaults of 20th Century Fox.[citation needed] Regan also supervised the soundtracks for the movies Endless Love, Breakin', The Karate Kid, All The Right Moves, Love At First Bite, This Is Spinal Tap and A Chorus Line. Regan was also the Music Supervisor for four Academy Award winning songs from the films: The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno, Flashdance and Chariots of Fire.

Talents : Vocals, Composer, Record Producer

Style musical : Rock 'n' Roll

I Never Knew (1958) (Russ Regan)

Joan Of Love (1959) (Russ Regan)

That's When I Ran (1959) (Russ Regan)

Just The Two Of Us (1959) (Russ Regan)

Calling All Cars (1963) (Davey Summers)

Years in activity :

1910 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 2000 10 20



06/1958 SP CORVETTE C-1002 (US)

Russ REGAN - Where's My Little People Eater (with Laura Lane) / I Never Knew

08/1958 SP ABC-PARAMOUNT 45-9949 (US)

Russ REGAN - Junior, Junior, Junior (with Laura Lane) / I Never Knew

03/1959 SP CAPITOL F4169 (US)

Russ REGAN - Joan Of Love / That's When I Ran

09/1959 SP CAPITOL 4280 (US)

Russ REGAN - Adults Only / Just The Two Of Us

1960 SP CANDIX 303 (US) Russ REGAN - The Waterboy / Night Search
02/1963 SP VIM V-101 (US) Davey SUMMERS - Calling All Cars / Good Ship Love
03/1963 SP ZEN 107 (US) Davey SUMMERS - Calling All Cars / Good Ship Love
05/1963 SP WARNER BROS. 5363 (US) Davey SUMMERS - Calling All Cars /  Good Ship Love
08/1963 SP DORE 684 (US)

Gonna Climb That Big Ole Hill (Davey Summers & The Singing Ants) / El Drag (The Davey Summer All Star Band)

1964 SP DORE 701 (US)

Davey SUMMERS - Teenage Cinderella / Don't Cry Baby

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